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Missing People Choir’s BGT performance results in child being found

The Missing People Choir’s Britain’s Got Talent performance has seen at least one missing person found.
The Missing People Choir is a community choir of people whose friends and family have gone missing.

Sharing some of their stories on the show at their audition, the members of the group revealed how many of them haven’t heard from their loved ones for decades.

They went on to perform the original song “I Miss You” for the panel to huge praise.

And with four yeses, they won themselves a spot in the live shows and eventually the final.

Although the group didn’t win the show, their performances have sparked a frenzy of new leads into the disappearance of their loved ones.

In at least one case, it’s seen a 13-year-old found safe and well.

Clare Cook, co-founder of Missing People Choir, told the Daily Mirror: “We are delighted to announce that a 13-year old missing child who we appealed for on Britain’s Got Talent during the Missing People Choir’s performance saw his appeal and called his mum.

“He is now home safe and well.”

Appearing on ITV’s Good Morning Britain earlier this year, Peter Boxell – who wrote lyrics for the group’s song – revealed how his son Lee has been missing since the 80s after vanishing aged just 15.

“I wrote some lyrics and they’re really heartfelt,” he said. “They tell how I feel about my dear son who has been missing since 1988 when he was only 15.

“I enjoy singing those because it gives me the opportunity to express my feelings and my emotions.”Since we’ve started singing I no longer have to bottle up my emotions. I can let them free and I feel so good about it.”

He added: “That song being performed on Britain’s Got Talent is really the ultimate chance to get my message out about my son and also raise awareness for the charity.”

It’s not just those missing in the UK that the choir helps either.

Sarah Godwin appeared alongside Peter this morning, telling how her son hasn’t been since for 25 years after going missing from the family home in New Zealand.

Missing People Choir.

She said of performing in the choir: “It’s such a cathartic, not just because of the singing, but because of being together and coming together as a group.

“If you’re with friends or meeting people for the first time and they ask about your family and I say my son is a missing person, it’s like a big curtain coming down and they don’t know what to say.”

More information on missing persons can be found online from the Missing People charity.

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